Post # 1
Im in a little bit of dilemma about the M line on my rsvp cards. I like the way the M looks on the invitation, and i want to follow etiquite. However, I keep hearing stories about people not knowing what it is for and therefore not filing it out. So im thinking about just putting Name in place of the M. I know some people number their rsvps, but I would rather not take all of that extra time. What do you guys think? What did you do?
Post # 3
@shanly725: Skip it. I’m a Dr. and have to decide between crossing it out and “putting on airs” or agreeing to a a title that bothers me more. I think using titles among friends and family is pretentious. But if someone insists on calling me by one, I’d rather be referred to by my education than my gender or marital status.
“Please indicate the names of all guests who will be attending,” seems polite and direct enough that no one will screw it up unless they’re being really obtuse.
Post # 4
I’ve always thought the “M” thing is odd. We’re just doing ” Name(s) “
I’m pretty sure people can figure that one out! 😀
Post # 5
I printed the names out on each RSVP. It was a bit of a pain, but no one failed to fill it in correctly!
Post # 6
HA! I put it on mine even though i never new what it was there for before I got engaged…LOL!
Post # 7
I also found it confusing, plus we invited a lot of doctors. I just put a couple lines, like:
__ will attend
__ will not attend
I figured that with the attend/not attend lines not being complete sentences (as opposed to “We/I will attend”), it prompted people to put in their names in. All of our responses had the names filled out.
Post # 8
I always thought the M__ just looked weird and I didn’t know what it was for a long time. I like the PPs ideas of leaving blank lines for them to write in their own names or just printing the names yourself.
Post # 9
I vote either “names” or just blank lines, seems less awkward to me! Maybe it’s just that I don’t like refering to myself as a Ms though =)
Post # 10
I think the M is outdated. I did Name(s) and it has been AWESOME so far with RSVPs!
Post # 11
I’ve never even heard of doing M before this and I assume that neither have a lot of people, so it would be easiest to do Name, less confusion that way.
Post # 12
I always thought the M thing was so stupid. So Name(s) it is.